The Direct Squeeze Forming Process

Scottish Branch Presentation

Monday, 1 December 2008

Tim Greenaway from GKN Squeezeform gave a presentation on the “Direct Squeeze Forming Process”

Tim began by outlining his company and the products; he gave a few examples of the product they squeeze-form. These include wheels for Warrior Tanks, parts for Land Rover and many others. The Company employs over 40,000 worldwide.

Tim went on to explain the process of squeeze-forming and the practical uses it has in increasing strength and casting integrity.

After an excellent presentation Tim was bombarded with a series of questions on the process and he came away from the Branch with some food for thought for future trials.

George Beattie gave the vote of thanks and the IBF Scottish Branch sponsored the meeting.

Picture shows Tim Greenaway, Eng Tech, Prof MICME (left) with Scottish Branch President, John Paterson FICME.